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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And the Senate is the Democrats. So what? Doesn't matter what party they are members of, does it? A hypocrite is a hypocrite, and those who only point the finger at the other side are hypocrite enablers. Want to see one of those? Just look in a mirror.
    The article addresses the HOUSE doing this..NOT the Senate. KNow who the crooks are...name them, them blame them.
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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Actually, the House is controlled by republcians...hence, Boehner, Weeper of the House.
    Which, as you've been reminded, has no bearing on the behavior noted in the OP.

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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    The article addresses the HOUSE doing this..NOT the Senate. KNow who the crooks are...name them, them blame them.
    And who comprises the house and with what makeup? Are you serisouly suggesting that ALL Republicans in the House do this, but ALL the Dems in the House do not? Get real.

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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    Theoretically, you may be correct. In practice, let me ask you who makes the rules for who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There is one flaw with what you posted. You assume that they are our owners. It's the other way around.

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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Try to make the behaviors of our owners into partisanship is a big fail as far as I'm concerned.

    The reason people enter politics is to become rich and powerful and above the law in most cases. They pay themselves well, get lifelong benefits and even have their own health care system. We are just peasants to them regardless of which party they perform their show for.

    No doubt, the hyper-partisans will only see bad conduct in the opposition but I assure you that this is universal.
    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There is one flaw with what you posted. You assume that they are our owners. It's the other way around.
    The flaw with both your positions is that you actually seem to think that Members sit around their offices and they are the ones doing this. This is an illegal download site just saying they get traffic from the Hill. Since people have log-ins, it would be pretty easy for the government to know pretty much who is doing it if they so desire except maybe for desktops shared by multiple interns.

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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    I don't think either of us presumes that the Big Bosses are making illegal downloads. I agree it is their staff. What's offensive is that it is tolerated and done on "company time" as they flout the laws they think we must submit to.

    I think Dan and I are more discussing who is in charge of who. He thinks they work for us and I think we work for them. In reality, maybe neither of us or both of us are correct. It boggles the mind for sure......



    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    The flaw with both your positions is that you actually seem to think that Members sit around their offices and they are the ones doing this. This is an illegal download site just saying they get traffic from the Hill. Since people have log-ins, it would be pretty easy for the government to know pretty much who is doing it if they so desire except maybe for desktops shared by multiple interns.

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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I don't think either of us presumes that the Big Bosses are making illegal downloads. I agree it is their staff. What's offensive is that it is tolerated and done on "company time" as they flout the laws they think we must submit to.

    I think Dan and I are more discussing who is in charge of who. He thinks they work for us and I think we work for them. In reality, maybe neither of us or both of us are correct. It boggles the mind for sure......
    Just depends. There are a few that actually try hard on behalf of their constituents; some who are more interested in just doing what the money men want; and most probably do mainly what their party wants under some guise that on balance the party is better than the other party.

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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    I think there was a time when at least some or even most representatives deeply cared and made sacrifices to help their overall citizenry.

    This is no longer true. As far as I can tell, the primary purpose of politic is self enrichment and boosting your friends and contributors. Any legislation is handled by your well paid by the taxpayer employees and you focus on what matters - money and re-election.

    Yes, I know that's a very negative view. This is what I see through my not so rose colored glasses. If I'm wrong, well, hah, it sure looks that way....


    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Just depends. There are a few that actually try hard on behalf of their constituents; some who are more interested in just doing what the money men want; and most probably do mainly what their party wants under some guise that on balance the party is better than the other party.

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    Re: Congressional Offices Continue to Illegally Download Movies and TV Shows

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Just depends. There are a few that actually try hard on behalf of their constituents; some who are more interested in just doing what the money men want; and most probably do mainly what their party wants under some guise that on balance the party is better than the other party.
    Which is what our congress critters should be wearing, they are so full of crap.
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